Our research has two interlinked themes and benefits from two dedicated research laboratories equipped with the very latest hardware and software systems.
Investigating novel systems that are changing the way people interact with computers, current research themes include
- graphics, imaging, image processing, multimedia, visualization
- 3D display technologies, 3D camera technologies, 3D sound
- geometric modelling, high performance geometric data structures and algorithms
- networking, advanced HPC and GPU computing, interface devices
- psychophysics and human factor
IMT research is supported by the equipment and software available in the Durham Visualization Laboratory, including the latest 3D TV, cinema, sound, tracking and interface devices.
Activities in software engineering include
- investigating how evidence based practices can be employed in software engineering
- seeking ways to use the outcomes from evidence based studies to influence software engineering practices and standards
- developing and exploring new software service oriented architectures and their relationships to web services and the semantic web
- exploring how software systems can be visualized
- extending the Semantic Web, Semantic Grids, and e-Services